About Me

Christy Matta M.A. is a trainer, consultant and freelance writer located in the Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay area. She has worked in mental health for over 20 years, is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) and has extensive training in Mindfulness. She is an experienced group leader and trainer in Mindfulness and DBT Skills Groups.

She has provided clinical supervision to DBT residential programs and was a member of the senior administrative team that designed Grove Street Adolescent Residential Program, a winner of the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award. She functioned as The Bridge of Central Massachusetts DBT training supervisor for clinicians from the department of counseling psychology of Assumption College and the department of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

She also co-authored the article ”DBT for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities:  A Program Description.”  She has provided numerous trainings and presented at conferences, including the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, on the topic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Her approach uses principles and techniques supported by research, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness techniques for managing anxiety, depression and other problems.

Christy Matta is also an expert contributor and featured blogger for a number of websites, exploring an array of topics related to stress management, mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy.

She is available for interviews about topics such as:

  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Acceptance
  • Multitasking and Mindfulness
  • Denial
  • Assertiveness and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Surviving Crisis
  • Coping with Stress

*Any media interested in scheduling an interview can e-mail Christy at christymatta@dbtmind.com

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